"I didn’t like the culture that had grown up around the series."

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  • "I didn’t like the culture that had grown up around the series."


    Bei Den of Geek haben sie nochmal den Abgang von Eccleston beleuchtet und (vermeintliche) Aussagen von ihm zitiert. Der Kern:

    And, according to the Bad Wilf podcast, here’s what he had to say:

    “I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the
    senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with
    them. I didn’t agree with the way things were being run. I didn’t like
    the culture that had grown up around the series. So I left, I felt, over
    a principle.

    I thought to remain, which would have made me a lot of money and
    given me huge visibility, the price I would have had to pay was to eat a
    lot of shit. I’m not being funny about that. I didn’t want to do that
    and it comes to the art of it, in a way. I feel that if you run your
    career and.. we are vulnerable as actors and we are constantly
    humiliating ourselves auditioning. But if you allow that to go on, on a
    grand scale you will lose whatever it is about you and it will be
    present in your work."

    "If you allow your desire to be successful and visible and
    financially secure – if you allow that to make you throw shades on your
    parents, on your upbringing, then you’re knackered. You’ve got to keep
    something back, for yourself, because it’ll be present in your work", he
    added. He concluded, saying "My face didn’t fit and I’m sure they were glad
    to see the back of me. The important thing is that I succeeded. It was a
    great part. I loved playing him. I loved connecting with that audience.
    Because I’ve always acted for adults and then suddenly you’re acting
    for children, who are far more tasteful; they will not be bullshitted.
    It’s either good, or it’s bad. They don’t schmooze at after-show
    parties, with cocktails.”

    Nicht so neu, aber es wirft natürlich auch einen Schatten auf die Verhältnisse, unter denen ein Hauptdarsteller einer so bekannten Serie leben muss. Man kann zB Matt Smith oder David Tennant nicht vorwerfen, dass sie ihr Leben in ihrer Amtszeit komplett der Serie untergeordnet haben. Man muss wohl sowas auch mögen.

    "But that's OK: we're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?
    Because it was, you know, it was the best: a daft old man, who stole a magic box and ran away.
    Did I ever tell you I stole it? Well, I borrowed it; I was always going to take it back.

    Oh, that box, Amy, you'll dream about that box.
    It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time, brand-new and ancient, and the bluest blue, ever."